If you love the "thrill
of the hunt" in big-box stores, crave the hustle and flow of
big-city life, or need to see the latest film at the local
megaplex, then Margaree is NOT for you.
But if you appreciate Celtic music or other
authentic cultural events, and the chance to take in our stunning
coastline and superb crafters, look no further;
if you like the notion of unwinding on almost-deserted beaches, enjoying
fresh lobster, or fly fishing for salmon or trout on a glorious river,
then come visit the Margaree River Valley, on Cape Breton Island's
spectacular Cabot Trail.
Visit our renowned Salmon Museum, and the historic Fish Hatchery
(the oldest in Nova Scotia) and hiking, skiing or snowmobiling is
spectacular on our trail network.
Spoil yourself with a time out. Slow down and explore our site. You will find a place and a way of life that you
know exists, but have not yet experienced.
NEWS FROM THE ISLAND:
Travel & Leisure Magazine has tabulated the numbers and
Cape Breton Island was ranked the #1 island overall in North America. Check
Days 2011 Friday
July 1 This year we will kick off our festival season with a writers'
gathering and discussion at the Coady and Tompkins Library in Margaree
Forks, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Canada Day, July 1. Our panel of writers
will include Leslie Crew, Lynn Coady, Carol Off, and others. The panel
will be followed by our annual Picnic Auction on the stage behind
the library. Attendance is free, with donations gladly accepted. All
funds will go to support the library building, which is maintained
by the Margaree Area Development Association (MADA)
Saturday August 6 Please join in the fun for our "Anything that can float"
race down the river, between 1 and 3:30 p.m. The race will start off
at Tanner's Run, ending at Doyle's Bridge, where we will have a barbecue
and the awarding of prizes for the race, etc. This is a great event
for the kids! From 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Stadacona Military Band will
present a concert behind the library. Once again, all are welcome
at no charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Saturday August 13 Get your blood moving at a dance event with music provided
by the band Blues Merchant, which will take place at night in the
garden area behind the library.
This night will include a Beer Garden and a Barbeque. Curtain time
to be announced,
but expected to be around 8 p.m.
Please contact us with any inquiries